Silicon Valley Partner of the Month - February

Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen

Many families ask us about volunteer opportunities where their kids can serve clients directly and experience the gift of a smile or “thank you” in return. Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is one of those places!

Families with children over 10 can help with every aspect of food service; from preparation, serving the meal, pouring drinks, and helping with clean up after service. Volunteers interact directly with guests which includes families, children, seniors, veterans, and the homeless (all opportunities detailed below).

Did you know?

  • 1 in 4 children in the Bay Area are hungry; the national average is 1 in 6.

  • In Silicon Valley, a family making $117,000 is considered “low income.” The people served by Loaves and Fishes earn an average of $20,000 per year.

The mission of Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is to provide hot nutritious meals that are prepared, delivered and served to low-income families, disadvantaged individuals with a special concern for children, families, seniors, veterans, students, disabled, and those experiencing homelessness.

With the goal of being an inclusive organization, Loaves & Fishes welcomes volunteers and guests of all ages. Because they serve children and families, a friendly face from a peer makes the guests feel more comfortable during service.

Contributed by Anne Santos, Community Relations Coordinator, in association with ‘Doing Good Together’.